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startingnow Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:56 AM
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Global Warming Books? Can Anyone Recommend?
I'm not sure if this is the right section, so don't kill me ;)

Are there any books you can recommend that explains what global warming really is, and are there any books answering the naysayers who want to believe it's not happening?

Thanx.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:07 PM
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1. Three books I liked on the subject
Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages / Doug Macdougall.

The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future / Richard B. Alley.

If you're interested on how civilizations are affected by the climate, this is a good read:

The Little Ice Age : how climate made history 1300-1850 / Brian Fagan.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:10 PM
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2. You might want to poke around the Environment & Energy forum
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startingnow Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 PM
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4. Thanks, will do!
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:11 PM
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3. You can start with Scientific American magazine.
Here's the search results I got for "global warming": http://www.scientificamerican.com/search/index.cfm?QT=Q...

Most of the books I found online looked like complete techno-speak, not easy to understand for those of us who aren't scientists. I recommend you go to your local science museum, they are likely to have some kind of display on global warming that demonstrates the principles in easy-to-understand ways. That's how my boyfriend, who is a creationist btw, was finally won over to the reality of global warming.

Welcome to DU, startingnow! :hi:
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startingnow Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:13 PM
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5. Thank You intheflow!
Thanks for the info, and thanks for the welcome!
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durutti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM
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6. Well, the naysayers generally aren't scientists.
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 PM by durutti
And if they are, they're invariably on some company's payroll. Here's a good place to start: http://info-pollution.com/myths.htm

See also Trust Us, We're Experts!: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber (especially Chapter 10), as well as the latest issue of Mother Jones.


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Zorbuddha Donating Member (822 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:26 PM
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7. Here are some good articles
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